Polar bears can easily transition from land to ice floe and trek for miles - shouldn't your baby's first shoes be similarly versatile? With a waterproof rubber outsole, this slipper follows baby’s first steps wherever they may lead. The adorable bear on the front takes his pom-pom hat off whenever the Velcro closure is undone. Constructed out of temperature-regulating boiled wool, these shoes won't have to hibernate in any season!
- adjustable velcro top closure provides a secure fit
- easy-on/easy-off is great training for little hands
- moisture-wicking, breathable, 100% natural boiled wool upper naturally regulates body temperature
- suede leather heel reinforcement and strap patch
- never itchy, scratchy, or sweaty
- rubber outsole is non-marking, flexible, and water-resistant
- closed heel ensues a secure fit at all activity levels
- machine washable
- recommended for outdoor or indoor use
- made in Austria
Wash & Care
- spot-clean using a soft, non-abrasive brush
Fit and Wear Tips
Question: How are your shoes sized, and how I choose the best size?
Answer: Print the Measure Your Child's Foot PDF to take measurements. The shoe should fit securely but leave some room for growing toes to move and flex. We recommend sizing up when in between sizes. We maintain unique size conversions for every style; the approximate US conversions are listed specifically on every page when choosing size and color.
Question: Can these shoes be worn outside?
Answer: Only some models (the Oberstaufen, Orbis and Oberfell) are intended for outdoor/indoor wear. All other models of kids houseshoes, feature an all natural, latex-dipped outsole designed for indoor use only.
Question: Can Giesswein Houseshoes repaired (wool) or resoled?
Answer: We do not offer in-house repair services for our product line. (Since our specialized manufacturing is done in Austria, we do not have the equipment for repairs here in the USA.) Thus, we recommend that anyone experiencing a hole in the textile check with a local seamster/seamstress/tailor: because our shoes are mainly constructed of wool, we find that regular cobblers are not so well-suited to repairing the shoes. A good tailor should be accustomed to working with wool (sweaters, etc,) and they should be able to offer a reasonable stitching or patch solution that will prolong the usage of your Giessweins. The rubber outsoles cannot be repaired.
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We ship via UPS Ground to the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia (excl. HI & AK) only. Please note, we cannot ship to a PO Box. Shipping charges are as follows: $8 for one pair; $12 for two or more pairs.
Returns and exchanges are quick and easy! We provide a prepaid UPS return label with every order for hassle-free shipping back to us. Not sure what size you need? Order multiple pairs to try on in the comfort of your home – if you keep at least one pair from your order, we’ll waive the restocking fee. Exchanges (for a different size of the same style only) are always free. If all pairs from an order are returned, we’ll deduct an $8 restocking fee. For both returns and exchanges, items must be unworn, in new condition and in their original packaging and returned within 30 days of your order date.
It's a messy world, but with our children's houseshoes, you can keep the mess where it belongs - outdoors. Once your kids experience the cozy comfort of our boiled wool, they'll be reaching for their houseshoes the moment you get through the door. Breathable, lightweight, and durable, these shoes are perfect for even your most rambunctious little rascal.
Our sturdy, non-slip outsole will never separate, and the closed heel design offers an additional layer of security. Bright, colorful designs and hand-stitched appliqués will make these styles instant favorites, and our washable, durable boiled wool make our houseshoes the perfect hand-me-down shoes as your children grow.Back to Top